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10 Of The Chicest Hotels To Try For A Cosy Manchester Staycation This Year

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

10 Of The Chicest Hotels To Try For A Cosy Manchester Staycation This Year

Appreciate Manchester like a tourist this year.

One thing we do well here at Secret Manchester? Appreciate the city that’s right on our doorstep. Which is exactly why we’re recommending Manchester as your next staycation – even if you live here. From its eclectic array of bars and restaurants (some of which are well-known as the best in the UK!) and its fantastic culture, to its many, many, many activities available to us at the drop of a hat, here’s our guide to the best places to hotels to try in Manchester this year.

1. The DogHouse

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Opening for the first time ever just this month, BrewDog’s new hotel – The DogHouse – is the perfect hotel for beer lovers, with Punk IPA taps in every room and even beer fridges in the showers. Like that wasn’t cool enough already, the hotel is completely dog-friendly and boasts a ground floor bar, a rooftop terrace with a menu of burgers and tacos, and tons of beers on tap. Find out more here. 

Where is it?📍 18-20 Fountain St, M2 2AR.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £15o.

2. Qbic

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Another of 2021’s newest additions, Qbic joins the city’s hotel scene with a brand new venue by busy Deansgate, offering the perfect central stay for those looking to explore the city. Each room is stylishly designed, and pets are welcome, too, meaning no pup is left behind. Downstairs, guests can enjoy the uber-cool Motley restaurant, with plenty of cocktails and a diverse menu to choose from. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 2 John Dalton St, M3 2NW.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £7o.

3. Hotel Brooklyn

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A cool, NYC-meets-Manchester style hotel ideally located on Portland Street, Hotel Brooklyn offers all the elements of that cool, industrial style you’d expect from the Big Apple, except, right here in Manchester city centre. Enjoy cosy rooms with the dreamiest decor, the laid-back-yet-yummy Runyon’s Bar, and the entirety of the rainy city right on your doorstep. Find out more.

Where is it?📍 59 Portland St, M1 3HP.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £90.

4. Cow Hollow Hotel

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A cosy boutique hotel tucked away in the city’s Northern Quarter, the Cow Hollow Hotel is a real hidden gem, set in a former textile mill and oozing Victorian charm throughout the building. It’s a real nod to the area, which was once packed full of cotton mills and warehouses at every turn – all of which have now been completely transformed into stunning hotels, apartment blocks and bars while retaining an industrial air about them. It’s signature to the Northern Quarter, and the Cow Hollow sure as hell got the memo. In addition to gorgeous rooms, guests can also enjoy a lovely cocktail lounge, as well as the bustling Stevenson Square just a stone’s throw away. Find out more.

Where is it?📍 57 Newton St, M1 1ET.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £90.

5. Dakota

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Fancy an air of luxury? Located just a couple of minutes away from Piccadilly Station, Dakota is the perfect place to retreat for the weekend, with lavish rooms, a beautiful grill and restaurant inside the hotel, an outdoor terrace that’s perfect for drinks, and top-class service. Hideaway in the stylish bar with a cocktail, enjoy some of Manchester’s best grub in the grill, or simply retreat to your room and chill out for the night. Find out more.

Where is it?📍 29 Ducie St, M1 2JL.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £120.

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6. Hotel Gotham

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A glamourous hideaway on Manchester’s upmarket King Street, Hotel Gotham is quite the treat. Home to opulent decor throughout with plenty of nods to its rich history as a bank, the hotel is pretty damn luxurious. Expect plush velvets and finishes in the rooms, a grand AA rosette restaurant on-site serving stunning dishes, and even a hidden rooftop speakeasy that’s practically brass plated. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 100 King St, M2 4WU.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £150.

7. King Street Townhouse

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I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen King Street Townhouse on Instagram yet, given their stunning views and bathtubs in the rooms that have taken over the ‘gram for quite some years now. Home to bright, airy rooms and an infinity pool that overlooks the Manchester skyline, the King Street Townhouse has long been one of Manchester’s favourite getaways. If that wasn’t all, the hotel is also home to a huge roof terrace, as well as a cosy tavern that serves up tasty food all day long. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 10 Booth St, M2 4AW.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £200.

8. Whitworth Locke

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Centrally located by the lively Gay Village, Whitworth Locke offers something a little different – with a modern, yet retro feel to its bright, pastel-hued rooms. Boasting a stunning iron entryway that leads into a bright and airy bar, Whitworth Locke is so much more than a hotel. While it offers a particularly cosy stay, the hotel is also a great place to eat, drink and work – with a comfy co-working space, Foundation Coffee House on the premises, and the lovely Peru Perdu restaurant just next door. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 74 Princess St, M1 6JD.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £80.

9. Hotel Indigo

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Conveniently located by Victoria station, Hotel Indigo offers cosy luxury for a pretty great price, with the whole city just minutes away to explore. Just a stroll away from the bustling Corn Exchange and Manchester Arndale, guests can enjoy gorgeous decor, the lovely Mamucium restaurant on the ground floor, and some of Manchester’s best bars just a few minutes away. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 6 Todd St, M3 1WU.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £80.

10. Native

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Residing above Ducie Street Warehouse, Native Manchester is a stylish apart-hotel, offering more spacious options in comparison to your average hotel (with some seriously competitive prices!). Choose from a studio, a one-bed apartment, two-bedroom apartments, lofts and penthouses, with a little more bang for your buck. And while the rates are far better than most of the luxury hotels in the city, Native doesn’t scrimp on the gorgeous decor – offering a quintessentially ‘Manchester’ vibe in each and every room. Downstairs, guests can enjoy the Gooey bakery, as well as an atmospheric bar and restaurant and a south-facing outdoor terrace for summer days. Find out more. 

Where is it?📍 Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP.

How much is a night’s stay?💰 Prices start at around £90.

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